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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Android M Should Bring Greater Performance & Efficiency

Phoronix: Google officially unveiled Android M today from their I/O 2015 conference today.

Fedora 22 Advances Linux for Cloud, Workstations, Servers

eWEEK: In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at Fedora 22's key features.

New Linux Based OS Brings Internet of Things Closer to Reality

LinuxJournal: Chinese firm Huawei has announced that it will be releasing an open-source Linux-based operating system named "LiteOS

Infographic: 7 strategies CIOs are using to drive digital transformation

EnterprisersProject: Companies that embrace new digital skills and technologies are more likely to experience higher profits and revenue growth, according to new research by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

Five Reasons to Use Linux

 FOSSforce: Quite simply, most of us use desktop Linux because it's superior to all other brands

How to install Asterisk 13 on Debian

 HowToForge: Asterisk is a Open Source framework for building communication applications

Freescale pumps out three new Linux-friendly i.MX6 SoCs

 LinuxGizmos: Freescale's dual- and quad-core "Plus" i.MX6 SoCs boost graphic performance and RAM support, while the single-core Cortex-A7 "UltraLite" targets secure IoT.

Is SourceForge hijacking project accounts?

 ITworld: SourceForge has gotten heat in the past for its advertising practices

Using Raspberry Pi to get teens involved in open source

 opensource.com: Red Hatter Anderson Silva shares how young people interested in technology can use a $35 Raspberry Pi to get started contributing to open source.

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UE3 Powered Physics Puzzler 'Unmechanical' In Open Beta For Linux

The beta for 2.5D physics puzzler Unmechanical was announced a couple of weeks ago, and is now available for all owners of the game on Steam. An…

Dragon Wars, Retro Turn Based Fantasy, Another Classic Released On GOG With Linux Support

Dragon Wars is a very retro turn based fantasy game, and it has been released on your favourite DRM free store with Linux support. It's another game…

Heroes Of Loot, A Mix Of Dungeon Crawling & Twin Stick Shooting On Steam For Linux, Initial Thoughts

Heroes of Loot is a 2D dungeon crawler with twin stick like shooting, I've taken a little look so that you know what to expect.About HoL (Official)…

Voxelnauts, A Sandbox MMO Built On Linux & Needing Help On Kickstarter

I am always hesitant to cover any crowdfunding campaigns, but I think Voxelnauts has just won me over. All development is done on Linux, they have…

Demo Released For Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Mystery Game 'Jenny LeClue'

Jenny LeClue was funded on Kickstarter last summer. A playable teaser has now been made available, along with a new teaser trailer. This trailer…

Adventure RPGs Hero Of The Kingdom I & II Released On Steam For Linux

The quest and resource based adventure RPGs by developer Lonely Troops were both officially released for Linux this week and the first one is…

Steam Replaces The Linux Tux Logo With SteamOS

In an unsurprising move, Steam has replaced the Linux icon of "tux" with their own SteamOS icon. I completely understand why they did this, but it…

Co-op Gravity Platformer 'Ibb & Obb' Now Available On Steam For Linux

The cute but challenging co-op gravity platformer ibb & obb is out of beta and is one worth a look if you have a friend to play with. We wrote…

Audiosurf 2 Smashes Out Of Early Access, Available For Linux

Audiosurf 2 is the sequel to the smash hit music game Audiosurf, and as the name suggests you do literally surf the music. The sequel is available…

Dying Light Linux Performance Patch & New DLC Released

The day has arrived, not only do we have a new DLC for Dying Light, but the Linux performance patch I previewed for you has also been released! To…

The Funding Crowd 46

Welcome to the Palladium issue of The Funding Crowd! Yep, 46 appears to be a reasonably interesting number, apart from representing aforementioned…

Torment: Tides Of Numenera RPG Has A New Trailer

I love RPG games, so Torment: Tides of Numenera has me really excited! This new trailer is further extending my excitement, and it looks like I will…

Nightside RTS Updated With Multiplayer & The Start Of A Campaign

It’s no secret that I love the visual style of Nightside, and this new update has boosted the content rather a lot.Changelog:Quote- First 5…

Linux Test Build Available For Convoy, A Tactical Roguelike-like Inspired By Mad Max & FTL

I was immediately interested in Convoy when I originally heard about it, but was sad when there was no Linux support. The good news is they now have…

Point & Click Adventure Game 'Zak McKracken: Between Time And Space' Released For Linux

Seven years after the unofficial fan sequel to the 80s classic Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders was released in German for Windows, a…